Digital world

Data protection

EU governments undermining common data protection standards

EU justice ministers are expected to agree on a common position on the data protection directive at the Justice and Home Affairs Council tomorrow (Friday). Commenting on the expected agreement, Green home affairs spokesperson Jan Philipp Albrecht, who is the European Parliament's rapporteur/draftspe...


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Data protection/Facebook

EU court safeguards fundamental right to data protection

The European Court of Justice today issued its judgement on a case concerning the transfer by Facebook of the data of EU citizens to the US under the 'Safe Harbor'. The court found that the transfer of private data to the US by Facebook is at odds with EU data protection rules. Commenting on the ru...


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Internet as a Commons

01.10.2015

Public Space in the Digital Age

The Internet as a whole has become an important part of our global public sphere. Internet provides access to a wealth of information and knowledge, and the possibility to participate, create and communicate. This public space made up of internet infrastructures is increasingly threatened from two sides; by the centralization and commercialization through the dominant positions held by giant telecom and Internet companies, as well as by an increasing trend in state regulation and censorship of the net. This poses important questions about how we choose to organize and regulate our digital societies, and how Internet governance models can be developed and implemented to ensure fair and democratic participation.


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Data protection/Facebook

'Safe Harbor' must be immediately suspended by EU Commission

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice today issued his legal opinion on a case concerning the transfer by Facebook of the data of EU citizens to the US under 'Safe Harbor'. The advocate general found that the transfer of private data to the US by Facebook is at odds with EU data prot...


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Europe v Facebook

Jan Philipp Albrecht


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Passenger Name Records

ECJ judgment brazenly disregarded, proposals on mass surveillance adopted

The European Parliament’s Civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today adopted by a large majority proposals on the unjustified collection and analysis of passenger name records of all air passengers travelling to or from the EU. Commenting after the vote, Jan Philipp Albrecht, V...


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Copyright

European Parliament defends freedom of panorama and calls for copyright reform

The European Parliament today adopted by a large majority a report reviewing the EU’s current copyright framework. The report is authored by Pirate Party MEP and vice-president of the Greens/EFA group Julia Reda. One of the draft report's proposals, introduced at the committee vote stage and oppos...


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Recorded press conference

08.07.2015

Copyright

Recorded press conference of 8 July 2015 with Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, European Pirate Party), author of the Report on Copyright reform.


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Recorded press conference

24.06.2015

Data protection

Recorded press conference of 24 June 2015 with Jan Albrecht (Greens/EFA), author of the Report on Data protection.


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Recorded press conference

16.06.2015

Copyright

Recorded press conference with Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, European Pirate Party), author of the Report on Copyright reform, following the vote in the Legal affairs committee.


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Copyright reform

Legal Affairs committee demands ambitious reform

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee today voted by a broad majority on a report reviewing the EU’s current copyright framework. The report is authored by Pirate Party MEP and vice-president of the Greens/EFA group Julia Reda. The vote follows intense debate, multiple delays and the...


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